Carol Hudson Among Seven To Be Inducted Into CoSIDA Hall of Fame
By ODU Athletics
May 18, 2010
Carol Hudson Among Seven To Be Inducted Into CoSIDA Hall of Fame This July Long-Time Sports Information Director To Be Honored at CoSIDA Convention
NORFOLK, Va. - Carol R. Hudson, Jr., Old Dominion University's sports information director since 1985, will be inducted in the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame at the organization's annual convention in San Francisco, Calif. on July 6.
Hudson will join six other current and former sports communications professionals that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Roger Crosley of Emerson College, former CoSIDA president Max Corbet of Boise State University, John Eggars (Oregon State), Dave Kellogg (Air Force Academy), Larry Happel from Central College and CoSIDA's Director of External Affairs Barb Kowal. Kellogg and Eggars were selected by the Veterans Selection Committee; the other five were selected by a vote of former CoSIDA Hall of Fame inductees. Carol Hudson has served the industry well for over 30 years as the sports information director at Hampton University from 1981-85, and in the same capacity at Old Dominion University since 1985. Hudson was a member of the CoSIDA board of directors for six years, and attended every convention since 1981, with the exception of 2009 when the state of Virginia economic crisis curtailed convention travel.
Hudson has also served twice as the president of the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) and as the president of the Black College Sports Information Directors. He currently co-chairs the CoSIDA Scholarship Committee and was awarded the 25-year CoSIDA recognition in 2008. He is also a member and past president of Virginia (VaSID) and the Black Sports Information Director's of American (BCSIDA), as well as a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. At Old Dominion, Hudson is a member of the Hall of Fame Committee and is active with the department's Monarch ReachOut community service program.
A 1972 graduate of Norfolk Catholic High School, Hudson was the manager of his high school basketball team, which was coached by Ed Fraim (ODU '64), Old Dominion's former Assistant Athletic Director for Fundraising. He has been a virtual fixture at ODU since his high school graduation serving as a student manager for the university's baseball and basketball teams, as well as a graduate intern in the sports information office under the late Joe Law, the university's first full-time SID from 1976-78. He also served as a deputy assistant for the Sheriff department in Chesapeake from 1979-81.
Hudson earned his bachelor's degree in political science in 1976 from Old Dominion, as well as his master's in urban studies in 1979. This year, the CoSIDA Hall of Fame class and the Academic All-America® Hall of Fame class will be recognized together in an evening banquet, taking place July 7 (6-8 p.m.) at the Marriott Marquis, site of the CoSIDA San Francisco workshop. For more information on all the inductees see please visit: http://cosida.com/news/2010/5/18/0518103222_3673.aspx